22nd Intercrosse World Games, Germany, 2010
The 22nd edition of the Intercrosse World Games was held in Ratingen in Hungary, 2 - 7 August 2010.
The final results from the matches can be found at the "World Games 2010 - Results" page.
You can also find more information about this event on the organisers' website; intercrosse.de.
Monday, August 2
Arrival was scheduled to Monday, August 2, with the evening scheduled for the customary
opening ceremony of the World Games. After a delicious dinner buffet, the
drawing of teams was held.
Tuesday, August 3
The second day; Tuesday, was the first day of matches starting at 09:00 and finishing at 17:00.
Wednesday, August 4
Wednesday continued with first round matches from 09:00 to 18:40.
Thursday, August 5
The Thursday schedule contained second round matches from 09:00 to 18:20.
Friday, August 6
Then came Friday; the final day of matches and the day of the closing ceremony.
Final matches were played from 10:30 to 17:50 starting with the game for 7th place and ending with the final.
The organisers had chosen not to present any special awards as had been done previous years with
one exception; the referees.
Next, the teams were presented with a World Games medal and a worthy tribute in the form of well deserved applauds.
Finally, it was time for the Swedish delegation and the... guess what..."Penguin Of The Year" awards!
This was the 9th time the Penguin award was presented and as usual the ceremony
started off with some minor awards to people worthy of respect and praise.
Next, the "Rookie Penguin Of The Year" was presented to Nora Pietrass from Germany.
The Penguin mascot, Leffe, then saw his special "Leffe's Choice" award be presented to Sebastian Krabbe from Germany for his great work with organising the tournament - a worthy winner indeed!
The much awaited "Naughty Penguin Of The Year" was awarded Manuel Bonacina from Italy and as usual, the jury refrained from specifying the reason as the gentlemen they are. :-)
Then came the grand award; the "Penguin Of The Year".
The final night then continued at the ASC Ratingen pub with dancing, joint singing (or randomly shouting to famous songs if you will) and of course "Kiri-kiki". Mr "Huggy Penguin" started off his party by selling 2 hugs for one beer. There was even some shirtless dancing for the ladies.
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